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Foreign and International Law Resources Database (HeinOnline)

Provides access to international yearbooks and serials, U.S. law digests, international tribunals and judicial decisions, as well as other major works related to foreign and international law. Full text is available.

Foreign Law Guide

Provides access to current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of the world. Full text is available.

Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law

Contains the proceedings of the Foundation's Annual Institutes (from 1955) and Special Institutes (from 1970). Covers all aspects of natural resources law, and includes articles on oil and gas, mining, water, environmental, and public lands issues. Full text is available. This resource was formally known as Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

EBSCO's Index to Legal Periodicals and Books indexes over 1,100 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, and bar association publications, from 1981 to the present. This database covers a wide range of legal subjects from both US and international sources.

Juris Arbitration Law

Juris Arbitration Law provides full-text access to 11 leading arbitration journals, as well as more than 200 proprietary treatises, practice manuals, and monographs. The database also includes World Arbitration Reporter, which contains proprietary commentary and analysis, and awards and court decisions that cannot be found elsewhere. Documents are available in their original publication form (PDF). Juris Arbitration Law covers virtually all aspects of international and domestic (US) arbitration.

Legal Information Source

Offers tools and how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books available are provided through Nolo, a provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas, including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more. Some full text is available.


Indexes more than 1,200 legal publications, major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers. This database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

OU Libraries will cease subscribing to this database, effective June 30, 2024. 

LLMC Digital

Provides full text access to documents related to the U.S. Federal Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches.

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

From one of the most important periods of legal development, this archive is a comprehensive full text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises. It allows for full text searching of more than 21,000 works from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more - all separated into 99 subject areas.

Nexis Uni

Features 15,000+ news, business, and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1790. Some full text is available.

OU Libraries will cease subscribing to Nexis Uni, effective July 1, 2024. More information about this decision, as well as a list of databases covering the content in Nexis Uni, is available. 


This online research platform, covering 25 legal practice areas, offers full text access to over 100,000 documents, including PLI Press treatises, course handbooks, answer books, transcripts, forms, and journals.

RIA Checkpoint

Provides access to federal codes and IRS regs, taxation news, articles on tax-related issues, and forms.

Subject Compilations of State Laws (HeinOnline)

References thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions, and internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.

World Trials Collection (Hein Online)

Provides access to trial transcripts and monographs from the 18th century to the 20th century. Full text is available.